Does opportunity knock at Hardwicke for format producers?

14 Oct 2015, 12:00 am

Television format rights still enjoy no explicit statutory protection and yet their value continues to rise. How do you make sure that you, rather than your commercial rivals, get to enjoy the fruits of your creative investment? Come and find out at this seminar on format rights at Hardwicke, which will cover:

  • Are format rights recognised by law? A journey through the recent case law – Mark Engelman, Barrister, Head of IP, Hardwicke
  • A practical guide to protecting your format – Jonathan Coad, Partner, Lewis Silkin and Director of the International Format Lawyers Association
  • Complex Characters v Flimsy Formats. Industry practice in relation to children’s brands –   Jonathan de Mounteney, Barrister (Chambers of J P de Mounteney) and former In-House Counsel, Ragdoll Productions 
  • The Fight over Golden Balls, films and their titles – Francesca Shepherd , Solicitor, JWSS
  • Doing deals for formats – Jane Robinson, Consultant Solicitor, Lewis Silkin, formerly Head of Legal at ITV Studios